Implications associated with the sensitivity analysis of fast flux transmutation systems

C. Hoggett-Jones, C. Robbins, G. Gettinby, S.P. Blythe

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Abstract

A method of sensitivity analysis is proposed and used to investigate the performance of a transmutation system operating in the fast neutron spectrum. Based on the principles of factorial experimental design, the sensitivity analysis considers the impact of neutron flux, minor actinide content and dwell time on the quantity of plutonium that can be loaded to, and destroyed by, a transmutation system. The analysis also considers the potential environmental hazard associated with transmutation systems by investigating the corresponding integrated toxic potential of the final disposal inventory.
LanguageEnglish
Pages353-366
Number of pages13
JournalProgress in Nuclear Energy
Volume39
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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sensitivity analysis
Fluxes
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environmental hazard
plutonium
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Keywords

  • transmutation
  • flux
  • actinides
  • sensitivity
  • integrated toxic potential

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Hoggett-Jones, C. ; Robbins, C. ; Gettinby, G. ; Blythe, S.P. / Implications associated with the sensitivity analysis of fast flux transmutation systems. In: Progress in Nuclear Energy. 2001 ; Vol. 39, No. 3-4. pp. 353-366.
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In: Progress in Nuclear Energy, Vol. 39, No. 3-4, 2001, p. 353-366.

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